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What is the difference between Lightning and Power Edition ?
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What is the difference between Lightning and Power Edition ?


the only change is the core and boost clock (1019MHz/1084MHz)
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What is the difference between Lightning and Power Edition ?

You can flash the Lighting to an unlocked BIOS so you get voltage control.
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Meaning we can't flash the unlocked BIOS of the Lightning to the Power Edition? Because if that is possible then wouldn't that be a worthy alternative to the Lightning if they are indeed not being made anymore?
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Are there 2 bioses in Power Edition ?
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Also, are there any other cards that offer the capabilities of the Lightning? Possibly versions of the 670 or other 680's? Just wondering because I don't think I have the patience to wait for the 700 series, especially if the rumors are true of a December release. Plus I don't have the coin for a Titan so that's definitely out.
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No you can't. The Lightning has a different Voltage Control chip to make overvolting possible.
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I don't think so, but I was wondering if we can just flash the unlocked BIOS over the stock one that comes with the Power Edition. If the cards are built essentially the same then I don't see the harm in it...
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Well, that's unfortunate but it totally makes sense. Otherwise everyone would save the money and buy the cheaper Power Edition and just flash it with the Lightning BIOS.
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No you can't. The Lightning has a different Voltage Control chip to make overvolting possible.

I've wondered this before but didn't know, thought they might be the same PCB without the ln2 bios. They look identical in the pics I've seen, but haven't seen any pics of the bare PCB to compare.
    
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